will a vaporizer stink up your room

Do Dry Herb Vaporizers smell?

October 13, 2020

Every day, millions of internet users asks Google seemingly simple questions about Cannabis. However, because cannabis is deemed to be a controversial topic the internet is rife with misinformation, bias and propaganda.

dank! is setting out to fix this by answering your most pertinent questions whether it be about herbs, CBD E Liquid or Dry Herb Vaporizers UK.

Do Dry Herb Vaporizers leave a smell?

I assume most of the people that email in have nosy neighbours because one of the most popular questions we receive from our community is ‘Does vaping weed create a smell?’!

The short answer is yes, vaporizers do emit a smell. How much of a smell depends largely on how pungent your herb is and the vaporizer you’re using.

However, the smell emitted from vaporizers is far less potent than smoking. In my personal experience, the smell from vaping cannabis is not only less when compared to smoking but it also dissipates far quicker too.

Whilst you’re not going to be able to hide what is in your vaporizer from the person sat directly next to you, a flatmate in another room is unlikely to be able to pick up on the scent.

It is also worth keeping in mind certain strains are more pungent than others.

Why does weed smell?

Every cannabis plant is full of various cannabinoids and terpenes. It is these that give each individual strain its bespoke taste and smell.

For example, some strains have limonene in them. This terpene is also found in lemons and it is this that gives strains such as Lemon Kush its citrusy taste.

Why do cannabis vaporizers emit less smell?

Smoke may appear to be a gas but it isn’t. It is actually made up of thousands of tiny, solid particles of burnt plant matter. It is main the plant matter itself that is released as part of the odour into the air and this is what your nose registers as the smell.

Because burning causes combustion of the plant matter as well as the active ingredients, there is more mass to get mingled with your hair, curtains and walls. This can take some time to disappear.

On the other hand, when you use a vaporizer, the plant matter stays in the vaporizer’s chamber. Instead, only the yummy terpenes evaporate and these are then inhaled by you. As a result, there are less ‘herbs’ floating around in the air.

How can we minimise the smell from dry herb vaping?

  1. Keep your vaporizer relatively clean or it will start to smell, especially if it utilizes conduction heating like most portable devices.
  2. Vape in a well-ventilated room. Any smell released from vaping can fully dissipate within a few minutes with just the help of aa fan and an open window.
  3. If you’re going to save your bud after vaping it, keep it in a jar because it can still give off a faint weed scent.

What type of vaporizer is best for not creating a smell?

There are two main types of dry herb vaporizers:

  • Conduction Vaporizers.
  • Convection Vaporizers.

You can think of a conduction vaporizer as similar to a stove, which heats your food by touch.

Conduction vapes such as the Black Mamba Vaporizer, creates vapour when its heating element comes into contact with your herbs. This can sometimes cause a small amount of combustion.

A convection vaporizer is more similar to an oven, which creates an atmosphere of hot air. It is the hot air then heats your herbs.

A convection vaporizer heats your herbs more efficiently and evenly. As a result, there is minimal chance of combustion.

The short answer is yes, vaporizers do emit a smell. How much of a smell depends largely on how pungent your herb is and the vaporizer you're using. However, the smell emitted from vaporizers is far less potent than smoking.

Will I be okay if I vape dry herbs in my room?

New Member
  • Nov 24, 2016
  • #1
  • Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    I’ve been a combuster for a few months and decided to go vape for health purposes. Now since it is cold this time at night (20-30 degrees), would I be able to vape in my room if I put a towel under my door. I’ll have the windows open and a fan blowing the air out. Would the odor from the vaporizer linger around for long or does it normally dissipate fast? Would a homemade sploof work well? (toilet paper roll, dryer sheets). For this wondering, I have the Flowermate v5.0s.

    Firewood 4
    • Nov 24, 2016
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  • Winegums
    I make things from wood
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #3
  • DCLZ34
    New Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #4
  • I held the vapor as long as possible (10-15 seconds after pulling). I opened both my windows and blew the vapor out the window. Then I put a fan on. You think my room would smell after 5-10 minutes?

    Well-Known Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #5
  • Winegums
    I make things from wood
    • Nov 25, 2016
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  • CarolKing
    Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #7
  • You can use an oil defuser or a scented candle to counteract the smell. I don’t have a flower mate but have other vaporizers, the smell dissipates rather quickly. A towel under the door should be sufficient unless you have a crack on the edge of your door.

    You will become nose blind to the smell so sometimes it’s hard to tell. I don’t know your situation and won’t make assumptions – so good luck and stay safe.

    New Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #8
  • I mean cold air is entering my room so I doubt the smell of vapor lingers long. And it’s a medium sized room.

    It’s in a airtight container. I put my nose to it and cant smell anything.

    Mod note: posts merged

    Well-Known Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
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  • MinnBobber
    Well-Known Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #10
  • There may be very little vape smell remaining but it also depends on your mom’s nose—- I can take one tiny vape puff, 2 floors removed from my wife and when I come up get, “did you just vape?”

    Even at my vape station I can detect zero bud smell but she has a 10X smell powers
    No guarantees though, but the odds jump 100X for vaping vs trying to smoke undetected

    Well-Known Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
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  • Rebelistic
    Well-Known Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
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  • Well-Known Member
    • Nov 25, 2016
  • #13
  • When I was still living at home I vaped in my room, out the window with a towel.

    One time my mom came in maybe a half hour after a session and asked why it smelt like weed.

    Now when I vape it’s about 50/50 if my girlfriend smells it. Buy I can never really detect the smell when she does because I’m so used to it.

    I don’t think it’s as sneaky or as subtle as we act like it is, and if your roommates would cause huge problems finding out I’d be cautious.

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
    • Nov 26, 2016
  • #14
  • Vaping for stealth is easy. Someone mentioned my favorite way to conceal the vape smell above. use a cardboard tube from a paper towel and place some dryer sheets in the middle and then add a few paper towels on each end to lock the dryer sheets in place. Take a hit and blow lightly into the cardboard tube. You can substitute paper towels sprayed with some sort of light fragrance for the dryer sheets. The trick is not to use a fragrance that is abnormal for you or to go too strong. If someone smells your room and says . “I haven’t smelled Old Spice since my great grandfather passed away” you are probably using the wrong fragrance. Of course you could always start using Old Spice.

    What can give you away is not the vapor so much as the weed itself and a heavily used, dirty vape. The biggest truth teller for me is when I grind up some weed. It permeates the air when I open the airtight bag/jar and gets even worse when I grind it up and it has serious hang time. I suggest you grind in advance when you have the place to yourself.

    I can’t count the times I would grind up a week’s worth, but didn’t vape, only to hear someone say “Wow, sure smells like weed in here”! I completely forget that the weed smells stronger than vaping.

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I've been a combuster for a few months and decided to go vape for health purposes. Now since it is cold this time at night…